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History Hounds - I Choose Not to Serve: Germfask’s WWII Public Service Camp

History Hounds - I Choose Not to Serve: Germfask’s WWII Public Service Camp
Watch via Zoom
  • What history zoom virtual event
  • When Mar 30, 2021 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM (America/New_York / UTC-400)
  • Where Zoom
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As a member of the Historical Society of Michigan (HSM), the Hastings Public Library is able to give patrons access to virtual presentations on Michigan history that we showed in our Community Room pre-COVID.

History Hounds

During World War II, some American conscientious objectors refused to do any alternative service. Some went to Public Service Camp 135 in Germfask, Michigan. The Selective Service wanted to isolate and analyze them. The objectors rebelled with nonviolent protests that made Germfask notorious as the Alcatraz of Public Service camps.

Use the link at right to REGISTER for this Zoom event. Registration is required.

When registering, select to register as "A member of an Organizational Member of HSM" and then enter your name, phone and email with the Library's address:

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